Molecular Lab Assistant
Job Details
Tukwila - Main Lab LLC - Tukwila, WA
Full Time
High School



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CellNetix Pathology and Laboratories is a dynamic, rapidly growing physician- and employee-owned pathology practice and lab headquartered in Seattle, Washington with locations throughout the state. Driven by impeccable attention to detail, we're resolute in meeting the exceedingly high standards of quality we set for our laboratory, our customer service, our business and ourselves.

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Position Summary:

The role of the Lab Assistant is to perform various tasks to support the laboratory technical staff.  This includes specimen procurement, specimen processing, sendouts and maintenance of quality assurance records.  This individual works collaboratively with all members of the Molecular department to deliver high quality test results within established timeline parameters.  The Lab assistant must adhere to HIPAA standards. Due to various environmental hazards presented in the workplace such as formalin, communicable disease, fresh human tissue, etc., employees must also adhere to strict Standard Operating Procedures and Personal Protective Equipment requirements.

Schedule: 9:00-5:30 (must be able to flex schedule to encompass training demands), weekend on-call rotation

Essential Duties

A Molecular Lab Assistant may perform any of the following duties or groups of duties depending on the needs of three Molecular departments (FISH, Flow, PCR/NGS):

  1. Perform data entry
  2. Harvest and prepare slides for Heme FISH testing
  3. Conduct CD138+ enrichments on bone marrow samples
  4. Load and unload the VP2000 instrument during tissue FISH testing
  5. Prepare slides, make solutions
  6. Deliver & retrieve slides & blocks to pathologists and other departments
  7. Order and maintain departmental supplies, track inventory
  8. DNA/RNA extraction on blood, bone marrow and FFPE's
  9. Responsible for the proper handling and disposal of all bio-hazardous materials and chemically hazardous materials including the neutralization or recycling of chemicals before disposal or reuse.
  10. Prepare, assemble, clean test machines/equipment
  11. Other duties as assigned


  • Prefer Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in biology/chemistry/anatomy
  • Prior clinical medical setting or laboratory experience
  • Basic computer program & application skills
  • Customer service experience.


  • Exhibit precise attention to detail
  • Adaptable & flexible
  • Good with time management and organization and the ability to multitask
  • Has exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Performs with a professional demeanor
  • Able to perform well under pressure with a large work volume



Physical Requirements

  1. Be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  2. Sitting
  3. Computer use
  4. Walking
  5. Manual dexterity